Allow people to change their votes on posts
|Opened on:||Friday, May 18, 2012 - 01:15|
|Last modified:||Friday, October 19, 2012 - 17:10|
On most posts are small arrows that can let a person vote for or against a post, a bit like the "Like" button in Facebook. It would be nice if, like in Facebook, an up or down arrow remained to remind you how you voted on a particular post. Also, like in Facebook, it would be nice if you could later change your vote or even change an up or down vote back to its default state, abstain from voting. This would be helpful if you ever clicked the wrong button by mistake. Right now, the buttons become grey so that you can't undo your vote.
Also, in Facebook, many people have suggested having a "Dislike" button, but Facebook still has not provided one. Removing Foldit's "Dislike" button might make Foldit's climate more pleasant, encouraging more people to post things, and giving Foldit a more friendly, "community" feel. You could still judge the merit of ideas by how many "Like" votes they receive. Unpopular ideas just won't get as many votes as popular ones.